0ne of the most important routines among the
Brahman is a prayer called Sandhya Vandanam i.e. Nithya Anushtanam (Daily routine).
This prayer is offered thrice everyday,
once before sunrise, again at Noon and third at the time of evening before Sunset.
This prayer is a combined subject of Religion,
Health, Concentration, Yoga, Meditation, Excercise and Prayer. In one topic, 'Sandhyaa Vandanam' is just
the ancient Vedic scripture that has pictured the core element of healthy living.
A marvelous preventive medicine for every age
and time, every Brahman in those days supposedly lived for more than 400 years of age, just by simply following
these regular prayer offerings. Is it possible ? Can it be true ?
Yes, even in todays polluted environments of
air, water and the ecological factor, this practice of daily Sandhyaa Vandanam can be a relief from many a
disease that affects the Brahman society.
The first step taken in those days were, Performing
thread wearing ceremony to every Brahman boy who attains the age of 7 then take him in a group of 5/7 boys to the
Gurukulam, where a learned schollar will teach them this prayer. Here the boys were taught to develop their knowledge
of Vedic Scriptures, to recite the hym and rhyms of Slokhas and stick to the principles of the faith they belonged
This routine includes Breathing exercises (inhaling/breathing
from one nostril and releasing the carbon dioxode through other nostril and alternating vice versa) (praanaayaamam),
thus expanding and enlarging his lungs, and improving his blood circulation level. Because of this routine practice every
boy who undergoes this sort of training learns to control his breath and learns to control his entire body mechanism.
While doing so, he is made to recite the Supreme
Japam called "Gayatri" (read the article based on proven scientific values about "Gayatri", a verse that cleanses the inner soul by repeated chanting. By
reciting this "Gayatri" for a specific counts of times (say 108 or 1008 times, thrice
a day) improves a persons skills and ability, increases ones memory power, and protects him from any major ailments.
In addition to above, they were made to sit
in one place concentrating on above and making them to take control of their body and mind at once. Also the divine vibrations
received from frequent chanting of the Vedic scriptures, and doing the Gayatri Japam, their brain neurons are strengthened and and their brain
wave length passed on in a focussed manner, and taking control of things in all their undertakings. Yes, the
Gaayatri Japam vibrations are so powerful, if a person chants/recites it for one crore time, he gets a finer body,
cleaner and very respectable look and people regard him as a powerful person.
Modern science has evolved the above conception
as just and perfect for a healthy living. Many Yoga centres, that have spread all over the world now, teach
and preach this today, even in the Western countries, where once they considered these Hindu practices as blind faith
The practice of Sandyaa Vandanam in itself is
daily performed without fail at a calm peaceful atmosphere. This enabled the learners to control their emotions, temperament
and anger to a larger extent and made them tolerant to others. Thus, a Brahman never got angry even in the worst
As everyone knows, the Sun being a Star,
passes its rays all the time, whether day or night. Without its power, none on the earth can exist. Using these
power for the good of human kind is taught in the Vedic scripts. The solar energy can be used not
just to produce electricity for batteries etc., but also to recharge ones own body mechanism. As the body too
produces electricity and magnetic phases, it is no wonder that ancient Brahman found it to live in his fittest way, healthier
During the noon prayer or Maadhyaanika Sandhyaavandanam,
they used perform Soorya Namaskaaram (Worshiping the Star Sun), and there is a methodical way to seeing the Sun and to absorb
the rays (solar energy ?) into their body. It is widely believed that Surya Namaskaram cleanses the eye lenses.
This practice prevented them from early blindness. (Mind it, looking at the Sun directly may blind your sight and damage
your eye lenses, so please learn it from a person who knows it well). While doing this too, they had to chant a prayer dedicated
to the Lord and Star Sun, and this vibration, combined with viewing the Sun in a methodical way, increases ones physical strength.
Unless practicing these Vedic systems,
one cannot just feel and experience its highest values. What one needs is a simple commitment to the ethos evolved in the
ancient Vedam and strict adherence to it in his day to day life. Then only can one gain the full value of peace,
health and mental happiness.